Dr HUANG Vincent 

Research Assistant Professor

PhD in Communication (Hong Kong Baptist University)
(852) 3411-8062
CVA Room 926

Dr. Vincent Huang is currently a research assistant professor of communication and the Director of the MA in Communication programme at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is also an early career and graduate student representative of the Organizational Communication Division of the International Communication Association.

His research lies at the intersection of information and communication technology (ICT) and organizing. He is particularly interested in studying how social technology platforms structure, alter, and extend organizational communication processes. He is also interested in studying the user experience of ICTs in organizational and social contexts. In exploring these topics, he also examines the broader impact of ICT-driven organizing on emerging labor processes, public relations, and social culture.

He is currently open to MPhil student supervision and PhD student co-supervision.

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ud_zlpIAAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=1

HKBU Scholar: https://scholars.hkbu.edu.hk/en/persons/VINCENTHUANG

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vincent-Huang-19

Research interests 

Information and communication technologies: social media affordances for employee communication, digital media and interpersonal relationships, user experience design, digital culture of China

Organizational communication: national and social discourses of jobs and career choices, organizational socialization, employee wellbeing, leadership communication

Public relations: organization-public relationships, corporate social responsibility


Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Liu, P. L., Huang, V., Melannie, Z., & Zhao, X. (2022). "Nice you share in return": Informational sharing, reciprocal sharing, and life satisfaction amid COVID-19 pandemic. Social Indicators Research. [SSCI indexed]

Huang, V. (2022). Information experiences of organisational newcomers: using public social media for organisational socialisation. Behaviour & Information Technology, 1-15. [SSCI indexed]

Zhong, L., Huang, V., Guo, S. Z. (2022). Mobile phone paradox: A two-path model connecting mobile phone use and feeling of loneliness for the Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong. Mobile Media & Communication, 1-20. [SSCI indexed]

Chan, K., Tsang, L., Lee, L., Lam, S. S. K., Cheng, B. K. L., Fan, F., Huang, L. V., Ng, T., Wong, J., Wong, M., Yeung, F., Zhan, Q., and Li, Q. (2021). A discipline-based community of practice: Life-long learning of advertising and public relations educators. Learning Communities Journal, 13, 1-7.

Wang, A. D., Huang, L. V., Guo, S. Z. (2020). Malleable multiplicity and power reliance: Identity presentation by Chinese journalists on social media. Digital Journalism, 8(11), 1280-1297. [SSCI indexed]

Liu, P. L. & Huang, L. V. (2020). Digital disinformation about COVID-19 and the third-person effect: Examining the channel differences and negative emotional outcomes. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 23 (1), 789-793. [SSCI indexed]

Huang, L. V. & Liu, S. S. (2020). Presenting an ideal self on Weibo: The effects of narcissism and self-presentation valence on uses and gratifications. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1-6. [SSCI indexed]

Huang, L. V. & Zhang, K. (2019). Engagement, formality, and visibility: Managing paradoxes of using mobile instant messaging for work. International Journal of Communication, 13, 1919-1938. [SSCI indexed]

Poroli, A. & Huang, L. V. (2018). Spillover effects of a university crisis: A qualitative investigation using situational theory of problem solving. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 95(4), 1128-1149. [SSCI indexed] • Based on a project that won top student paper award at the International Communication Association (ICA) 2018 Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

Huang, L. V. & Yeo, T. E. D. (2018). Tweeting #leaders: Social media communication and retweetability of Fortune 1000 chief executive officers on Twitter. Internet Research, 28(1), 123-142. [SSCI indexed]

Sheer, V. C., Liu, S, & Huang, L. (2018). Ethical leadership: From western foundation to Chinese context. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 28(1), 20-40. [SCOPUS indexed]

Huang, L. V. & Liu, P. L. (2017). Ties that work: Investigating the relationships among coworker connections, work-related Facebook utility, online social capital, and employee outcomes. Computers in Human Behavior, 72, 512–524. [SSCI indexed] • Based on a project that won best student paper award at the International Communication Association (ICA) 2017 Conference, San Diego, CA: US

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Huang, L. V. (2019). “Like” my coworkers: Organizational socialization and workplace relationship development using social media. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Social Media & Society - SMSociety '19. Toronto, ON, Canada: ACM.

Huang, L. V. & Wang, D. (2016). What a surprise: Initial connection with coworkers on Facebook and expectancy violations. In Proceedings of CSCW ’16: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Companion. San Francisco, SF: ACM.

Book Chapters

Huang, L. V. (2021). All in one place? Reluctance in everyday mobile communication in China. In G. B. Yang & W. Wang (Eds.), Engaging Social Media in China: Platforms, Publics, and Production. Michigan State University Press.

Huang, L. V. & Zhang, Y. (2018). Chapter 2. User survey of Hong Kong digital media (in English and Chinese). In W. Li & Y. Huang (Eds.), Hong Kong digital media report (pp. 12-36, 172-196). Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Book Company.


External Research Grants

2019/2020. Co-Investigator, Mutual destruction (lam chau) - Public opinion, government response and solutions, Public Policy Research Funding Scheme of the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office (PICO) of the Government of the HKSAR, Project number: SR2020.C9.001, HK$215,250.00, completed.

2017/2018. Principal Investigator, Identity experiment and confirmation: Social media and organizational socialization, China Fieldwork Research Fund and Tencent Digital Ethnography Support Program, Project number: 03029 – 2017014, completed.

Internal Research Grants

2021/2022. Principal Investigator, Identities, engagement, and boundaries: Employee social media use in Hong Kong and mainland China, Communication-Media-Culture Studies Funding Scheme, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK$ 99,750, in progress.

External Teaching Grants

2021/2022. Project team leader, with Dr. Angela Wang, and Prof. Steve Guo, Cases in Chinese Internet Studies (CICIS), Special Grant for Strategic Development of Virtual Teaching and Learning, University Grants Committee (UGC), HK$348,000, in progress.

2021/2022. Project team member, with Dr. Regina Chen, and Dr. Florin Serban, Virtual Learning, Real Education (VLRE): Connecting Faculty and Students to International Experts and Peers via Innovative Engagement, University Grants Committee (UGC), HK$252,000, in progress.

2019/2020. Project team member, "Sharing good practices in teaching and learning of advertising and public relations," Hong Kong Baptist University, Project number: CoP/1920/02, Principal Investigator: Prof. Kara Chan, with 13 members from various higher education institutes in Hong Kong, HK$360,000, completed. Project website: http://www.coms.hkbu.edu.hk/cop-pra

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